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Caught a little bit of a report on the radio last week that France is not going to introduce the euro card type driving licence. At last, the french bit of pink paper is a blooming nuisance and after being stuffed in wallets tends to resemble a bit of toilet paper the ones I have seen do anyway. only taken them from 2006 to get round to it!! good old france.

Pomhorn has probably already got a post for this somewhere but it didn't jump out and bite me so thought I would mention it

05 Feb 2011, 12:27
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The new European driving licence card will start to be introduced from to be introduced from 2012.( If they manage to clear all questions around it till then ) - They still have to determine what data each state puts on it, if it goes over the minimum planned).

NB. It is not a must! Only from 2033!

It is supposed also to simply collecting fines from non-residents. If that is the case, it may well be nobody's interest ( if you travel by car outside France ) to get the new card quick!

French Link: Ici

English Google Translation( can be quite approximate or even wrong): Here



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05 Feb 2011, 13:04

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There was a longer article, more specific to France, in Le Figaro last week

It will need to be renewed every 10 years with a new photograph and possibly a medical. Indicates it may eventually include fingerprint scans....

05 Feb 2011, 14:11
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An EU directive concerning the community driving licence has been on the books since 1991.

superseded in 1996 by

and along with defining the format also details the driving test requirements.

The UK photocard complies but as for the rest I think you can safely say that it ain't going to happen it the lifetime of the majority who post here.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

05 Feb 2011, 16:28
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